Letters from Alou

1990 Drama

After paying people-smugglers everthing they could afford, a mixed group of Africans and Arabs are brought to an abandoned beach in Spain and are left there to fend for themselves. Alou, who is from Senegal, is one of them. He actually manages to get by doing menial jobs, and gradually learns enough Spanish to have a modest social life. However, he has a quick temper, and easily interprets the actions of the well-meaning folks around him as slights and insults. As a result, he moves around a lot.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide